Monday, 5 January 2015

Motivational Monday || #HappyTummy with Activia Fibre


 Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Golly, I've know I've said it already but I can’t quite believe that 2015 has crept up on us so quickly and here we all are - getting ready to implement this year’s resolutions in hope to beat the January blues. I hope Christmas was wonderful to you – I’d love to hear all about your festive time in the comments :-)



Today’s usual Motivational Monday is coming at you with not one, but TWO posts. And this one is going to have a slightly different twist – whilst most of us will feel full on happiness during Christmas, it’s a slippery slope to maintaining a positive mind and body in the next few winter months for us ladies.

There are heaps of contributing factors – be it the colder weather, going back to work etc. but for me, a big part of that is down to the amount of rubbishy food we consume over the Christmas period. It’s just part of the package isn’t it? And I do think it’s something we should be able to enjoy, but that doesn’t mean that when January rolls around we’re not feeling lethargic and demotivated. Not to mention that horrible rubbishy tummy feeling. Damn you sweeties and stuffing.

It’s a tricky business. When you’re not feeling good on the inside, you simply don’t feel like making the most of all the wonderful little moments in everyday life. It’s hard to get the juices flowing, you know?

So when Activia got in touch to tell me about their new Happy Tummies Movement, I let out a squeal of joy because well, the name is brilliant.

Titles aside, let me give you the lowdown…Activia recognise all of the above, that January makes us all quiver with fear and generally feel a bit rubbish. So instead of us wishing it away they want to help us all feel a little bit brighter – by helping you make the most out of those little moments with their new Activia Fibre that can help your digestive well being* - A plain yogurt and a cereal topping with wheat bran fibre.

2014 was one of the busiest, craziest, most wonderful years of my life – and it took up heaps of energy. I couldn’t simply run on empty, I had to have things in place to keep me moving, keep me motivated. And trying my upmost to be healthy and happy with it (shout out to #GlitterGetsFitter), was one of those things – and of course what’s mine glitter bugs, is yours – so here are some handy tips on how you can achieve a #HappyTummy, too:

1. Less isn’t more. Eating a yoghurt or apple for breakfast, lunch and dinner doesn’t qualify as a balanced diet or a full meal. Introduce lots of healthy foods in to your daily routine – it’s important to keep that tummy full. Being healthy isn’t eating less, it’s changing the way you see food.

2. Drink your daily allowance of water. It’s bloomin’ difficult, but I find carrying round a litre bottle of water means I’ll always finish it, and then anything else is just a bonus!

3. SLEEP. It’s so important to allow yourself downtime.

4. Don’t set yourself unachievable targets. For example, ‘I want to lose 10 pounds’ is really quite specific. Instead maybe go for something like ‘this week I’ll try and walk to work 3 times and bring a healthy lunch each day’. Way less scary.

Following those 4 simple steps not only left me feeling great, but it's also aided towards one of the best years of my life. It just goes to show how much more you can achieve when you have a #HappyTummy – no pun intended :-)

Self-motivation can be hard though, so the good eggs at Activia have set up some super lovely treats for us to keep keeping on – Daily giveaways in-store and on their Facebook page will be running to win a ‘Happy Tummy hamper’ which will have lots of products that contribute to our general wellbeing. Once a week they’ll also be offering a luxury retreat to encourage you to get up and at ‘em in January! Which sounds like absolute bliss, if you ask me.

So Sprinklerinos, join the #HappyTummy movement this January! Share your stories via Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag and show how having a #HappyTummy can help you get so much more out of your day.

Toodlepip!
xx
*Activia Fibre contains wheat bran fibre that contributes to an acceleration of intestinal transit.
The claimed effect is obtained with a daily intake of at least 10g of wheat bran fibre.
Enjoy as part of a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle
**This blog post has been sponsored by Activia, as always opinions are my own

46 comments:

  1. Great Post, I'm looking to get fitter this year and the Happy Tummies Movement looks like a great way to start. I will be keeping your tips in mind :)

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  2. I know this post is about Activia (which you can buy in Austria as well, haha , fun fact) (maybe you can buy it everywhere in the world..), but are you interested in a vegan diet? Or have you ever tried a vegan diet? Just curious.

    Have a lovely day and thanks for TWO posts today :)

    P.S. My holidays have been very nice and surprisingly not very stressful! :)

    xx

    Hanna

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  3. I think number 4 is a really important point and I guess I'll try to start setting 'little' goals for the beginning!
    Thank you for sharing your tips, Louise!

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  4. Hi Louise :) These are good points! Setting yourself small and regular goals is a good tip! Once Christmas is over, I like to think that ill try and be good till Easter! (but obviously not giving up chocolate till then!!)
    I have just written a post all about new years resolutions and how they can be hard to stick to. Check it out if you have some time :)
    Thanks for blogging!

    Alice
    www.alices-wonderfulland.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. My goal for 2015 is to loose weight and I think number 4 is a really important point !!

    http://itscaitlinsblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I have heard of this slogan before from Activia, I have never had anything of theres but probably should try as I think I probably gained a dress size over Christmas!! :') Oops!! Xx

    http://oliviacherylx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I love these tips! I have less than four months now til my wedding so I'm working hard on gettjng in better shape. I even did a video about sticking to resolutions! Link below :)

    Kim
    http://youtube.com/thetrendkeeper

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  8. Love it as always. xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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  9. I also find drinking my daily allowance of water difficult! I try to aim for 1.5-2 litres a day but the only way I can do it is if I drink it through a straw (I know sounds silly). But it works! I have a cup with a straw from paperchase and I believe you can fill 570ml, so I just aim to refill my cup 4 times a day :)

    Hope this is helpful for those of you who also struggle with drinking lots of water!

    www.rosegoldstars.blogspot.com

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    1. Lol yes! I have a fav Nike drink bottle with a straw and it's the only way I'd drink my couple litres! I felt silly too because I've been putting straws in my spring water bottles too otherwise I never finish them, haha. Good to hear I'm not alone!

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  10. I love that you're more active on your blog these days ! It brightens my evenings to read you :) I also want to eat better and not have a diet, gain weight, diet again, gain weight, diet...etc. It's not healthy, it's tiring and I don't want to live like that for the rest of my life!

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  11. Definitely drinking more water - I'm so bad at doing that.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  12. Thank you for the motivation again! :)

    http://alexanderadair.blogspot.com

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  13. Hi Louise,
    Nice blogpost! I want to get back on track with my weight watchers program starting tomorrow morning. I went to the reunion tonight and gym classes are restarting this week so, let's go kick some fat ! lol!
    I also tried to film a video about the project you were talking "this girl can" ... Don't know if something great would come out of it! Need to edit it!
    xoxo

    Sarah
    marshmalloword.blogspot.fr

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  14. Thanks for the motivation Louise! I must try this Activia yogurt.. I keep seeing the advert but forgetting to buy it whilst in the shops!

    Going to be reading your Motivation Mondays religiously from now on as I really need it! Really enjoy your blogs, I hope mine can be like yours one day :3
    xxx
    http://emmaandout.blogspot.com

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  15. Lovely post Louise xx

    www.emilysbeautythoughts.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Good tips!! X

    sophheydoll.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Thanks for the motivation I was back at work today all ready to be healthy and I lasted to 3 o clock. I feel ughh when I eat loads of rubbish but I still do. Back to trying again tomorrow if your don't succeed try try again!

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  19. Great post x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  20. Gah I wish I liked yogurt. Every time I see someone sitting there looking so happy and pleased eating their healthy yogurt just makes me feel all jealous. I guess I'll just have to find something else thatsjust as healthy and still yummy!

    http://conkscanister.blogspot.com

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  21. Fab motivational post! I started drinking more water last year and the difference in my skin and hair has been incredible!

    Chloe's Way

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  22. These are really great tips, thanks! Activia is so yummy, definitely not a difficult resolution to keep! 2015 is definitely going to be a healthier year for me I think :)

    http://strawberrae.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I try to drink lots of water but I could probably do better at it! Happy New Year lovely :)

    www.hayleyeszti.com

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  24. Hi! Relly nice post, need to check this Activia out!
    + love your monday posts, they always leave me with good attitude to the rest of the day and just... love you lots! xo

    http://belongstosan.blogspot.com/

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  25. I definitely need to keep up of my sleeping schedule, it's so messed up!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  26. I've always loved Activia! I swear by it for stopping me bloating during certain times of the month... I agree with the targets being a hindrance - after I had my baby in May i was desperate to lose baby weight with dieting and gymming - it wasn't until I gave up with religiously gymming and just living a normal mummy lifestyle that all the weight fell off and I was back in all my old clothes! Hope this year is off to a happy and healthy start with you all x

    F U Z Z Y P E A C H D R O P S

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  27. Right there with ya, Keep up the good work Louise!

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  28. My goal for 2015 is definitely to look after myself more, these tips are very on point and I'll definitely be using them!

    Thank you :-)

    www.porthelen.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. Absolutely love this! So many people (especially young people) believe the way to lose weight is to eat a lot less/nothing at all! I really hope this helps people :) lovely post Louise x

    rimmelsmudge.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Hi everyone i would be so grateful if you all would check out my blog! You can reach it here http://glitterandglam15.blogspot.co.uk !
    Thanks,
    Glitter and glam xxx

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  31. Thanks for the advice Louise!! xx

    maybabysblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. I love how simple this is, I have always been an advocate of feeling healthy rather than focusing on the actual weight loss or gain :D

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  33. I love these!
    http://lilyslittlehideout.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Excellent advice Louise!! Loved the post! :) xx

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  35. Hey Louise! i recently created a blog after watching yours and Zoes video from so long ago now. I would love it if you or anyone else would check out my blog. I literally only created it about 3 hours ago. If you do check it out feel free to comment and follow:)

    abbeyrobbins.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. I'm trying to lose weight, as I put on a few extra pounds this year, I currently have a giveaway on my blog at the moment if anyone is interested in winning something. All you have to do is enter.

    http://thedayinthelifeofmexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. I've recently been trying to drink a lot more water and my skin is loving it! :)

    Watching for Pigs on the Wing

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  38. I have been trying to eat less junk food in 2015 but I'm not that bothered about it ;)
    Check out my blog if you have time its much appreciated <3
    www.gracewintersanonymous.blogspot.com

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  39. I love those tips! I will definitely try and follow them
    xoxo

    www.randomindistilling.blogspot.com

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  40. Really enjoyed reading this.. good tips! x

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  41. I love your blogs an YouTube videos they're just so cool.<3

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